Former Eagles players who failed with their new team in 2023

With a full season since their departure behind us, we catch up with some former Eagles that we still have love for.
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Once you're a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, you're always an Eagle. Okay, that has never been said, nor does it share the same ring that 'Once a Raider, always a Raider'. It does encapsulate how we feel as fans though. We often check in with other franchises to see what former Birds are doing.

Never have we watched so much of the Carolina Panthers as we did last season. Let's be honest. We did so because Frank Reich was the head coach, until November 27th at least, and because Miles Sanders and Kamu Grugier-Hill were on the roster. Come on. You know some of you took a peek or two as well.

Our watchlist doesn't change much through an NFL season. We watch all of Philly's games. We watch as many games played by our rivals as we can (so we can root against them). Our free time is filled with watching all of the primetime games. Then, we find games featuring former coaches and players.

Oh yeah! We watch a lot of the Chiefs.

Sometimes, we cheer for the former Birds, depending on who they play for. Sometimes we root against them for the same reason (sorry Javon Hargrave). Now, with the 2023 NFL season gone, we hand out a few final grades for a handful of familiar faces.

Miles Sanders, running back, Carolina Panthers

Miles Sanders' Pro Bowl season in 2023 landed him a four-year, $25.4 million contract with the Carolina Panthers. He rewarded them with 16 in-game appearances, five starts, and a stat line that probably isn't what the citizens of Charlotte were hoping for.

Sanders collected 432 yards on 129 carries. He racked up 154 yards on 27 receptions, and he crossed the opposing team's goal line for six points ONCE.

Final grade: F

As the Eagles move into 2024, they have a new tailback, Saquon Barkley, and after another Pro Bowl season by D'Andre Swift, Miles' time in Philly gets further wiped from memory.

That's sad too because we like him. Okay, let's move on to a few other guys we know.